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UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: NSA urges caution over stun labels

NEW MEAT labelling laws that would differentiate between animals that are stunned before slaughter and those that are not could have ‘unintended consequences’ on the UK lamb market.

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Malaysia: Halal4Wellness Offers Halal Beauty, Personal Care Products

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal4Wellness Offers Halal Beauty, Personal Care Products

The enormous potential for halal cosmetics and personal care products worldwide has drawn a trio of entrepreneurs to join forces and offer an e-commerce platform for such items.

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New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

In the run-up to the new edition of the SGIE report, we felt it might be useful to our readers to review the first edition from November 2013.

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UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

For anyone who is interested, here is the full transcript of the parliamentary debate that took place on 5th November 2014. It is more interesting than one might think. Full transcript is available as pdf here

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Malaysia: Jakim help in halal certification bid

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim help in halal certification bid

ASEAN Retail Chains & Franchise Federation indicated that there were many businessmen who were keen on obtaining halal certification for their products but were unclear about the procedure.

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Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

The d’Lions Restaurant in his first hotel in Hanoi is also CrescentRated at AAA, the highest rating that can be given by CrescentRating.

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Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal

The integrity of Halal, for example, comes under question and turns so problematic, resulting in confusion, not only to the public but to industry players as well.

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End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
End of Saudi embargo on Brazilian beef is nearer

A Brazilian mission headed by Agriculture minister Neri Geller has travelled to the Arab country and discussed a technical visit to Brazil.

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Australia: Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Australia:  Food and drink manufacturers ‘have no plans’ to ditch halal certification

Peak body says boycott campaign directed at brands with halal certified products is ‘misinformation’.

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Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

Awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating – it’s highest rating for Hotels which signifies that the hotel specialises in catering to Halal/Muslim-friendly requirements.

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Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

| 10/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia Develops World’s First Halal CSI Unit

Malaysian Technological Park has developed the world’s first Halal CSI (Contamination Scene Investigation) unit to solve cases where halal certified products are found contaminated with porcine DNA.

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UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

| 07/11/2014 | Reply
UK: No move to ban shechita, MP promises

Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

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UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing unveils ‘Food & Beverage Industrial Investment Summit’

‘Transforming Halal Agro Food into an Asset Class’ – Zilzar’s Siddiqui and ‘Innovation as an Enabler of Successful Halal Product Development ‘ – Jalel Aossey, CEO, Midamar Corporation are two sessions.

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Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

| 05/11/2014 | Reply
Diplomatic Council Issues ‘100% Halal’ Certificates

The first halal certificates are overseen by a circle of Muslim ambassadors in order to guarantee an internationally consistent halal certification process.

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USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

A spokeswoman for Midamar says the company has remained fully operational since its founder’s indictment.

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UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
UK: APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

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FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

This report contains the kind of information and perspective that the Halal sector really needs to understand. The impact of the meat industry and current levels of consumption have a significant impact on both health and the environment.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Say hello to Zilzar.com, the Islamic answer to Amazon

First there was Amazon and its ubiquitous internet retail model. Next came Alibaba, a Chinese behemoth valued at more than $200bn. Now the Islamic world has launched zilzar.com.

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UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

| 31/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy

Defining Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy, 10th WIEF concludes with a focus on partnerships and cross-border trade.

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